Ryerson ceo, president appointed to board of directors

Eddie Lehner, president and ceo of Chicago, Illinois-based US service centre chain Ryerson, has been appointed to the company’s board of directors, Kallanish learns.

The appointment expands the number of members from seven to eight.

“Eddie has been a tremendous leader and his accomplishments as president and ceo have been transformative for Ryerson. He brings to this appointment a deep knowledge of the metals industry and a fantastic track record of executing on his vision for Ryerson. The board looks forward to continuing to work with him in this expanded capacity,” says Jacob Kotzubei, a member of Ryerson’s board of directors.

Lehner has served as both president and ceo for Ryerson since 2015 after serving as the company’s chief financial officer for three years.

“It is my true honor to join the board at this moment in Ryerson’s storied history with gratitude and humility. The work we have done as an organisation to improve Ryerson’s financial condition as well as the industrial metals customer experience has come a long way, however our best work together is still to come,” says Lehner.

Earlier today, Ryerson reported record-breaking fourth quarter and full-year earnings for 2021 (see related story).

Zach Johnson USA